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Mike Zito is one of the leading contemporary blues artists on the scene today. He has been releasing albums for over a decade in addition to his to...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2016
  • Length: 58:01
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Dramatist Anna Deavere Smith discusses her technique of interviewing real people to use their stories on stage. She talks about the School to Priso...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and WNJR


  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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You might think of Coca Cola as an iconic American brand… but it was born in the South. How did Coke’s Atlanta birthplace shape what the soft drink...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 25:24
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He straddles the more essential American Century, from the failure of Reconstruction to the March on Washington, not demarcated by round numbers an...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 58:03
Caption: Somi
We'll hear the jazzy sounds of Somi, spin one from New Orleans favorite Ernie K-Doe, and get down with Nigerian saxophone legends Fela Kuti and Orl...

Bought by KZUM, KMRE-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Drummer Ralph Peterson's new band Aggregate Prime, with Vijay Iyer, Gary Thomas, and Mark Whitfield

Bought by WJSU, KUOW, WOUB, KHNS, WRGY and more


  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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In this episode, Caroline Pinkston talks with Eric Tang, assistant professor in the African and African Diaspora Studies Department about activist ...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 05:07
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A solo performance from a master storyteller.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KWMR, KMUN, KFCF FM, KCHW and more


  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: One of the rare 78s from the collection of John Tefteller. Courtesy of Blues Images.
Join us as we explore some of the rarest of the rare — John Tefteller's legendary collection of Paramount 78s. One of the most important blues labe...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:59
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The acclaimed author of 'White Teeth' and now 'Swing Time' speaks about dance, identity, and class.

Bought by WMUU-LP and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The "Juke In The Back" features another highly underrated R&B vocal group from the 1950s: The Checkers. They never scored a national hit, but they'...

Bought by WRNC-LP, WHRV, Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, and KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 27, 2016
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Lucinda Slim
We'll kick off with smokin' soul from Lucinda Slim, plus music from Miss Tati, Barth Beasley, Ernest Ernie & the Sincerities, and many more. Add th...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, KSRQ, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 24, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Timely, in-depth, progressive analysis since 1991
This week's summary of under-reported news followed by these interviews: Opponents Organize to Block Expected Trump Muslim Registry and Jeff Sessio...

Bought by WRIR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 23, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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New album from Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, and Matthew Garrison - - and Carl Grubbs and his Jazz/String Ensemble celebrate Baltimore.

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), KZUM, WMHT, WRGY and more


  • Added: Nov 23, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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Blue dots in a sea of red. The electoral map presents a distorted picture belying where most of the country’s population lives, and where the most ...

Bought by KSFR


  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Blues man Bobby Rush!
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes blues legend Bobby Rush plus award winning band from Scotland Dallahan.

Bought by WETS, RadioFreePalmer, WPCA-LP, Peconic Public Broadcasting, and WLPR


  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Sharon Jones, Credit: Matt Rogers
Powerhouse soul singer, Sharon Jones has died. This 14 minute piece is a radio obituary using sound of Ms Jones from over the years. From her impov...

Bought by KHNS


  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 13:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The "Juke In The Back" spotlights a true blues legend, Lowell Fulson. From his 1948 breakthrough, "Three O'Clock Blues" to his 1954 legendary smash...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, WOUB, WRNC-LP, WHRV, and KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: The Commodores
We'll Rise Up with the Commodores, We Shall Overcome with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Freedom Singers, and Fight the Power with the Isley B...

Bought by KMRE-LP, Lower Cape Communications, WOUB, Prairie Public, KMXT and more


  • Added: Nov 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Sharon Jones has passed away. She was a soulful spirit, who had a tough life. She overcame racism, poverty and battled cancer for the last few year...

Bought by KGLT, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and Prairie Public


  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 52:40
  • Purchases: 3
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Kenny Neal stands tall among the younger generation of blues players. His trademark brand of blues, featuring a combination of Louisiana swamp blue...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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It's a short story about my tricky dad fooling my mom with a Zoey doll.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 04:14
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A lively ride through the story of the soul star’s all-too-brief career but long-enduring legacy. We’ll hear from other musicians, music writers, ...

Bought by KVMR, KGLT, WVAS, KHNS, KSFR and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Planet D Nonet, George Burton, and Chris Hazelton & His Boogaloo Seven all play songs whose titles are words spelled sdrawkcab.

Bought by WRGY, GCR (Global Community Radio), KKRN, WMHT, WJSU and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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In the fact of the fear, confusing and despair many Americans feel after the election, one group of individuals joined together to share stories of...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 52:51